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The System of Objects

The System of Objects

Paperback Radical Thinkers

By (author) Jean Baudrillard

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  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 197mm x 3mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 21 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844670538
  • ISBN 13: 9781844670536
  • Sales rank: 29,841

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A cultural critique of the commodity in consumer society, The System of Objects is a tour de force - a theoretical letter-in-a-bottle tossed into the ocean in 1968, which brilliantly communicates to us all the live ideas of the day.

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Jean Baudrillard was born in Reims in 1929 and now lives in Paris. He is the author of, among other works, America; Cool Memories; The Transparency of Evil; The Perfect Crime; Impossible Exchange; Fragments: Cool Memories III; and The Spirit of Terrorism, all from Verso

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`A sharp-shooting Lone Ranger of the post-Marxist left.` - New York Times `The most notorious intellectual celebrity to emerge from Paris since Roland Barthes and the most influential prophet of the media since Marshall McLuhan.` - i-D magazine